Mhend & Maria’s Rabat Wedding

Beautiful Moroccan wedding photography in Rabat

Rabat Wedding Photography – We had such a great time photographing and filming Mhend and Maria’s wedding in Rabat at Dar Nzaha. When Mhend first called us we knew theirs was a wedding we wanted to capture. We loved their vision for their day and after Skyping with both of them just felt a connection with them as a couple.

While both Mhend and Maria are from Rabat, it wasn’t until they were living in Paris that they were connected through mutual friends. Mhend proposed to Maria during a trip to London and they held their civil ceremony in France.

On the day of their wedding, Maria had her hair and makeup done at Salon Zen before arriving at the venue to finish getting. Many of her friends from France rented traditional Moroccan kaftans for the wedding and they finished getting ready in Maria’s room. It was really fun atmosphere as Maria’s friends got ready with her – there was lots of laughter, chatting, last minute lipstick touches, and of course admiring one another’s kaftans and outfits.

Meanwhile Mhend and some family members made sure the wedding hall was ready and all of the finishing touches were in place.

For their Moroccan wedding, friends and family traveled in from all to celebrate with them. The atmosphere at their wedding was so much fun from start to finish! They included many Moroccan traditions such as the Amaria and Doura and the presentation of gifts from the groom to the bride. I (Marisa) always wish we had included THAT Moroccan tradition in our wedding! 🙂 Also, getting to wear more than one gorgeous gown on your wedding day – how amazing is that?

The evening was filled with lots of dancing, laughter, and live music. It was one of those weddings where the dance floor was rarely empty and we learned that Mhend has some killer Michael Jackson dance moves!

There was a live orchestra and also traditional Andalusian music performed by some of Maria’s father’s family members. Towards the end of the evening Mhend’s cousin Amine performed. This was a huge hit and we love that Mhend and Maria made their final entrance as he was singing. There is nothing like live music to get everyone on the dance floor and his choice of contemporary hits brought out a lot of dance moves (including the aforementioned dance moves of Mhend)!

Throughout the evening guests were served hors d’oeuvres before a delicious traditional Moroccan meal.

We love the little touches that Mhend and Maria created for their wedding, including Moroccan handcrafted tiles that each guest received as a wedding favor and one of the cutest cake toppers we’ve seen!

Mhend and Maria are both incredibly sincere and warm and by the end of the evening we felt like we’d made new friends. We never get over feeling incredibly privileged to be entrusted with capturing a couples wedding day. It remains one of those weddings that we always comment to each other, “Wasn’t that a fun wedding to capture?”.

We wish Mhend and Maria all of the best in their life together!

Venue: Dar Nzaha
Music: Orchestre Youssef Chamseddine (band) & Ahmed Fakir (ghanarti singer) & Amine Blal
Nagafa: Tanguif lhamma
Makeup Artist / Salon: Salon Zen (Yassine)
Catering: Himmi Traiteur
Bakery: Himmi Traiteur

Mehdi & Narjiss’ Drib Sdak

Drib Sdak photography in Agadir

After doing an engagement photoshoot with Mehdi and Narjiss, we were even more excited to photograph their Drib Sdak a few days later.

Their Drib Sdak took place at the home of Narjiss’ parents in Agadir. Mehdi’s family traveled down from Casablanca and other family members came in from France and Tunisia.

Narjiss had her hair and makeup done by Pauline at Brooklyn Mama’s and then headed back to her parents house to finish getting ready. Mehdi got ready with his family and then they all arrived at Narjiss’ parents home. As is customary, Mehdi’s family accompanied him to the house with gifts and singing and Narjiss’ family was outside to welcome and greet them.

Inside Narjiss waited, in a beautiful, traditional Amazigh attire. The look on Narjiss and Mehdi’s faces when they first saw each other was priceless. As is tradition in Morocco, dates and milk were passed around, which are said to bring good luck and fertility.

The first part of the Sdak was held outside in the beautiful garden. Halfway through the ceremony, where the official marriage contract is signed with the Adoul (Moroccan notary) and witnesses, we were surprised by a quick rain shower. Everyone rushed indoors and the ceremony continued uninterrupted there. They say rain is good luck on a wedding day!

After the ceremony, there was tea, sweets, and dancing. Everyone was excited to celebrate!

Narjiss and Mehdi then went and changed into different outfits for the second half of the evening. Narjiss wore a beautiful kaftan and Mehdi a suit.

And then it was time for more dancing – because really, is it a celebration without dancing?!

Later on, everyone went back outside for family portraits and Mehdi and Narjiss exchanged wedding rings.

We loved the intimate feel of this Drib Sdak and being able to capture the joy and excitement of Mehdi and Narjiss’ marriage! There were so many special moments during this night and we were honored to capture them. 

 

Why You Should Hire a Husband and Wife Photography Team

Engagement Photoshoot in Essouaria Morocco, Essaouira photographer

Trying to find the best photographer for your wedding in Morocco?

The truth is, you should be looking for the best wedding photographers. Plural.

Why?

Because a husband and wife photography team is perfect for capturing all of the best moments of your wedding and creating a relaxed and comfortable environment!

We know this, not just because we are a husband and wife photography team in Morocco, but because we had a husband and wife photograph our own wedding. If you were to come into our home you would see close to a dozen of our wedding photos. We love the photos from our wedding day and are so grateful for the husband and wife photography team that captured our special day. Watching them work together on our wedding day to give us amazing wedding photos, inspired us as a newly married couple to do the same for our clients.

As you look for a professional photographer for your wedding in Morocco, what about hiring a husband and wife photography team?

Here are some of the benefits of hiring a husband and wife photography team:

We know how to work as a team; we do it together everyday!

We celebrated our wedding only a few years ago, so we understand the stress of planning a wedding and all that goes into it. We also know the importance of capturing all of the special moments from the day. We are very passionate about providing the best photography for your Moroccan wedding!

A professional female photographer often notices things that a professional male photographer doesn’t, and vice versa. We bring two unique perspectives to each wedding, so you have beautiful and creative photos!

Sometimes it’s just more comfortable to have a woman present to get some shots. If you’re looking for a professional female photographer in Morocco, contact us!

We love connecting as a couple with other couples. This interaction always helps to break the ice and to relax everyone. It’s also easy for us to demonstrate how we’d like a couple to interact together.

If you’re getting married in Morocco and looking for a professional photographer or looking for a female photographer for your wedding in Morocco, contact us! 

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Yassine & Yasmina’s Rabat Wedding

Wedding photography in Rabat at traditional Moroccan wedding

Yassine and Yasmina’s Rabat wedding took place in the beautiful garden of a villa. With lights and lanterns strung across, it was absolutely magical.

Yassine and Yasmina first met as children at Yasmina’s cousin’s house. Ten years ago, they reconnected at a wedding and the sparks flew between them. When they both moved abroad they kept in touch, and years later decided to get married.

Their wedding happened to fall on the same day as the World Cup final. In the hours leading up to the wedding, close friends and family could be found gathered around a TV and there was much celebrating over France’s victory.

The villa belonged to Yassines grandparents, who he was very close to, and the setting gave the wedding a more intimate feel and as guests arrived they were warmly greeted by Yassine and Yasmina’s family. Friends and family arrived from all over, including Canada and France. The wedding included many of the traditional Moroccan elements, with the traditional Amaria entrance, the Negafa and Yasmina wore three different takchitas. Yasmina’s Negafa was Mounia Benjelloun of Dar Benjelloun , and the dresses were a beautiful mix of modern and traditional. We would highly recommend Mounia Benjelloun as a Negafa and really enjoyed working with her. Guests needed no encouragement to dance and Othmane Mouline and his band made it impossible for them not to!

In lieu of a traditional sit-down meal, there was a variety of hors d’oeuvre like mini sliders and sushi. Later on there was a superb pasta bar and cheese table, all catered by Maison Dalis. This helped to create an atmosphere where guests mingled together and was perfect for an outdoor garden wedding.

One of our favorite things to capture during a wedding is the way that the bride and groom look at each other during the wedding, this wedding was no exception! Yassine was full of grins every time he saw Yasmina, and she absolutely glowed.

As the evening drew to a close, Yassine and Yasmina made their final entrance and did the cake cutting, followed by a bouquet toss.

Here are some of our favorite moments from their day…

 

Thierry & Hasnaa’s Agadir Wedding

Wedding photography of wedding in Agadir

After our time with Thierry and Hasnaa at their photoshoot, we were even more excited for their Agadir wedding!

Their wedding was held at Salle des Fetes Al Houda in Agadir. Hasnaa had her hair and makeup done by Ossama Berrada in his studio and Thierry got ready in the home of Hasnaa’s parents.

Hasnaa made her grand entrance to the wedding in a limousine and the wedding started with the traditional presentation of the bride on the amaria, followed by the presentation of the grooms gifts to the bride and the henna ceremony.

Hasnaa wore two other takchita’s and ended the evening in her white wedding gown. Thierry changed between traditional Moroccan attire and a suit. In the midst of all of the wedding activities, these two just beamed at each other the whole night.

Friends and family came for the wedding from all over Morocco and Belgium to celebrate with Thierry and Hasnaa. There was lots of dancing throughout the night, with a break for dinner, which included pastilla and roast chicken.

Throughout the evening, friends and family could take photos at a photobooth, with the option of printing the photos to take back with them.

One of the most special parts of the evening was when Thierry and Hasnaa made their final entrance for their first dance. Hasnaa’s sister is a singer and she sang a beautiful rendition of Ed Sheeran’s song “Perfect” while the couple shared their first dance.

After the first dance, a good friend of Hasnaa’s from Belguim shared a moving speech to the couple. It was the kind of moment where even the photographers are looking for tissues!

The evening ended after the cake cutting and the bouquet toss. It was a beautiful wedding and we wish Thierry and Hasnaa all happiness in their life together! 

 

Thierry & Hasnaa’s Pre-Wedding Photoshoot

Wedding photos on Agadir beach Morocco

It was the kind of day that we dream of for a beach photoshoot: a beautiful clear blue sky, warm weather, and a slight breeze.

A few days before their wedding, we took Hasnaa and Thierry down to our favorite secluded spot on the Agadir beach for a photoshoot.

For Hasnaa, who grew up swimming on Agadirs beaches, having a photoshoot at the beach just particularly special. Hasnaa and Thierry’s own story began far away from the sunny coastline. They met at Christmas market in Brussels, which has to be one of the most romantic times of the year to meet! Thierry is from Belgium and the couple now both live and work there.

With the wedding just a few days away, the photoshoot gave them a chance to just relax together and we loved the opportunity to get to know them better. Thierry and Hasnaa compliment each other so well and take so much delight in each other. We loved how Thierry’s face would light up when he would look at Hasnaa and we got the best smiles from Hasnaa when we told her to look at Thierry. Is there anything better than capturing this kind of love?!

These romantic photoshoots before the wedding day are probably our favorite kind of photoshoot as they’re full of all of the excitement and anticipation for the wedding day. 

 

Mujeer & Sana Wedding in Marrakech

Beautiful Moroccan Wedding Photography in Marrakech

We looked forward to photographing and videoing Mujeer and Sana’s Marrakech wedding for a long time! And it exceeded expectations.

Sana and Mujeer are an incredibly sweet, sincere and warm couple. They met while working in Dubai and for Mujeer, it was love at first sight. After some pursuit by Mujeer, Sana also fell in love. Despite their different backgrounds, Sana is Moroccan and Mujeer is Indian, these two are such a perfect fit and the deep love and respect that they have for each other is so evident.

The entire wedding day Mujeer was just beaming whenever he looked at his bride and Sana absolutely glowed.

Wedding days usually have one or two surprises. This sunny Marrakech Saturday turned into a cold and rainy day a few hours before the wedding. However, they say that rain is lucky for a wedding day! And the rain certainly didn’t put a damper on the celebrations.

Mujeer and Sana’s wedding was held at the Four Seasons Resort in Marrakech. Guests traveled in from India, Dubai, Europe and the US to celebrate with Mujeer and Sana, along with family and friends from all over Morocco.

The Four Seasons Resort has some beautiful locations for photos, even when it’s raining. Before the guests arrived, we did a private session with Mujeer and Sana. Sana wore a beautiful traditional Indian gown and later a kaftan for these photos.

For their wedding, they chose many of the Moroccan traditions like the amaria, presentation of gifts from the groom, the negafas and of course, dresses from different regions of Morocco. They had a live band and later on a DJ. There was traditional Moroccan music, Indian music, and international favorites. Guests burned off all of the delicious food with lots of dancing.

The celebration ended close to dawn with the cutting of the cake. It was an honor to capture Sana and Mujeers special and we wish them all happiness in their life together!